Farmers Insurance Open
- PGA Tour
- Date: Jan 24–27, 2019
- Course: Torrey Pines South Course and others
- Purse: $7,100,000
Jon Rahm came back to Torrey Pines, where he won the 2017 Farmer’s Insurance Open and set in the main 10 every year prior, and totally lit up the North Course with an opening cycle 62. He set a pace on multi day of low scores on the North Course, which played around two strokes less demanding than the South Course on multi day where everybody profited from light breezes around La Jolla, California.
Rahm’s 62 doesn’t put him way out in front however, and the leaderboard is stuffed with names more than fit for clutching their spot through a probably harder round on the South Course on Friday. Justin Rose is up there only one stroke back after a 63, Jordan Spieth shot a 65 and altogether, there are 14 players inside four strokes of the lead – three of them posting amazing scores on the South Course with chances to go even lower as the end of the week nears.
In front of the rest of the competition – Jon Rahm (- 10): Rahm’s 62 was his best PGA Tour score since shooting a 62 in the 2018 Desert Classic, an occasion that he would proceed to win. It’s his best Torrey Pines score since shooting 65 in the last round to win this occasion in 2017, and he didn’t bashful far from conceding that his diversion feels comfortable here on this course.
“It’s unquestionably a fairway that suits my qualities,” Rahm revealed to Golf Channel after the round. “You need to strike it well off the tee, extremely well with the irons and that is the thing that I did throughout the day. Taking wonderful favorable position of the standard 5s is the place everything met up.
“I didn’t commit numerous errors, however the ones I made I could fix rapidly. Some of them really wound up as birdies. A ton of good energy going on, particularly beginning the day with a hawk.”
Believe it or not. Rahm began the day with a falcon at No. 10 and never thought back. He included another hawk at the standard 5 seventeenth to match with three birdies for an opening nine 29. Those oversights that he referenced to a great extent came after the turn when he kept running off three standards and intruder on the initial four openings of the front nine yet burst into flames again with four straight birdies between No. 5 and No. 8.
Last place – Carlos Ortiz (+5): The South Course made some real progress on the 27-year old from Mexico. His 77 had 12 extremely routine standards and a birdie, yet a twofold intruder at 12 alongside four intruder left him in last place.
Different contenders – Justin Rose (- 9), Doug Ghim (- 9), CT Pan (- 8), Jordan Spieth (- 7): How about Doug Ghim! The previous Texas Longhorn has effectively made a sprinkle from the get-go in his genius profession with an excellent opening cycle 63. Rose was enduring all through the round and Spieth was outright wizard round the greens. Things weren’t in every case lovely for Spieth from tee-to-green, yet he was dialed in with his putter and as the putts kept on falling, whatever is left of his amusement appeared to fall in line.